Findings on happiness in Herzog et al. (1982): study US 1978 /1

Author(s)Herzog, A.R.; Rodgers, W.L.; Woodworth, R.J.
TitleSubjective Well-Being among Different Age Groups.
SourceResearch Report I.S.R., University of Michigan, 1982, Ann Arbor, USA
Public25-97 aged, general public, USA, 1971-1978
 1971 to 1978
Survey nameNot available
 1 Social Indicator Studies Andrews & Withey (see ANDRE 1976) N: 1955 , Year: 1972 6) Quality of Life Survey Campbell et al (see CAMPB 1975) N: 1822, Year 1971 7) Quality of Life Survey, Campbell et al, (see CAMPB 1980) , N: 3141, Year: 1978
SampleMixed samples
 Probability multi-stage probability samples.
Respondents N =6918
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Structured interview
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taken all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say that you are....? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Economic satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with standard of living
Interpersonal/ leisure satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with leisure activities
Satisfaction with healthshow  Satisfaction with health
Satisfaction with jobshow  Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole
Satisfaction with marriageshow  Satisfaction with marriage
Satisfaction with residenceshow  Satisfaction with housing